Rise High started their module on Energy! Our partnering institution, Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), hosted us. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering Ambassadors are leading this module for the next 3 weeks. The students are learning about different types of energy, different types of turbines, and circuits. The student will wrap up the module by building a city and lighting it up! We can wait to see these cities!
The big day is here! We were so excited to welcome the first cohort of 6th graders for Day 1 of Rise High! Our partnering institution, Clarkson University Capital District Campus, hosted us in their grate facility in Schenectady. We broke the ice among students and mentors with a fun activity on Communication – important skill for everything we do at Rise High, and in life. Students and mentors teamed up to compete. Mr. Mark
The students applied to Rise High, and the very first 6th grade cohort has been selected! Rise High held a Parent-Student Orientation in each middle school of the SCSD to meet the parents and students. We are eager to get started. Even the younger siblings were excited for their older siblings!
Mr. Coleman, Assistant Principal at Mont Pleasant Middle School, had made a bet with his students. The students chose the form of ‘payment’. If Mont Pleasant had the most students attending the Family Science Night, he would have to shave his beard! Well, Mont Pleasant students had the most students attending the Family Science Night, and it was time for Mr. Coleman to pay his dues. All the Mont Pleasant students who attended the event
Rise High teamed up with the RPI Engineering Ambassadors to hold a Family Science Night at Mont Pleasant Middle School. Seventy 6th graders from the three Schenectady City School District middle schools (Mont Pleasant, Central Park, and Oneida) attended with their families. We were happy to welcome everyone to such a fun night! The students got to engage in 2 out of 5 different activity stations. The stations included hands on activities in Wind Energy,